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Cotonou (BJCOO)

Cotonou, Littoral Department, Benin

Port Code BJCOO Port Name Cotonou
City Cotonou Country/Region Benin
Port Type Main Port Category Port City
Latitude 6.344 Longitude 2.428
Cotonou port (port code: BJCOO) is a major port serving Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and Burkina and is the only port for the Republic of Benin. It is located in the Gulf of Guinea, on West African coast, about 90 nautical miles east-northeast of Cape St Paul.
The port covers 400 thousand square meters, and its commercial quay contains four 155-meter berths, two 180-meter berths, one 220-meter berth for container vessels, and one berth for roll-on/roll-off cargoes. Warehouses of this port cover 57 thousand square meters and include a 65-thousand-square-meter container depot and a free zone for Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.
The port handles more than 5.1 million tons of cargo annually. The main exports are cotton and kapok and main imports are gypsum and cereals. The port also handles containers and Ro-Ro cargoes.
Each year about 1,320 vessels visit this port, among which around 81% are cargo vessels, and 11% are tankers. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 334 meters. The maximum draught is 13.5 meters. The maximum deadweight is 319,029t.

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